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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Loudoun County Libraries Closed Until at Least April 1

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The Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) Board of Trustees voted Thursday, March 19 to keep all branches closed until at least April 1, and suspend the implementation of curbside pickup service.

“Last night, the Loudoun County Public Library Board of Trustees voted to keep all branches closed and not move forward with curbside pickup service,” said Denis Cotter, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “This was done out of an abundance of caution for our customers and staff. We will reevaluate the situation in the coming weeks to see if there are additional services we can safely offer the public. We eagerly await the day when our branches can reopen.”

Customers are asked to hold on to any materials they’ve checked out until the book return drops reopen. All book return drops have been closed. The due dates for all physical materials have been extended to Saturday, June 20. Customers will not be subject to any penalties or fees during the closure.

“We’ve removed all blocks on customer library cards so everyone is assured access to our vast digital collection, which is always available,” said Loudoun County Public Library Director Chang Liu. “I encourage everyone who doesn’t have a library card to sign up at library.loudoun.gov so they can instantly access tens of thousands eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, TV shows and online learning opportunities.”

In addition:

  • All LCPL programs, events and meeting room reservations are suspended through at least May 10.
  • Outreach deliveries to senior living facilities and nursing homes are suspended.
  • The limit on Hoopla borrows has been increased to 10 items per month (up from six items per month).

For more information, visit library.loudoun.gov/COVID19.

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